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>> jon: that's our show. here it is, your moment of zen. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by comedy central captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> stephen: tonight the fcc rules about whether i can talk about my pac on the air. spoilary all right, i'm talking about my pac on the air. then, can we trust pakistan to find out i'll close my eyes and fall into their arms. (laughter) >> stephen: and my guest timothy garton ash believes reporting the facts can change the course of history. then again, so can wikipedia. a french couple has adopted a 265 pound gor la. and in tomorrow's news, a french couple is malled by newly orphanned gor la. this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to the report, everybody! thank you for joining us. thank you, everybody. stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! >> stephen: beautiful, thank you so much, everybody. you're too kind. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: folks, thank you, thank you here, up there, i want to say i had to a
've seen it on "the daily show," because jon stewart interviewed these incredibly creative ex-pats, these iranians. >> they try to jam us there, but it's got a great audience and they get us via satellite. but the best news we've had so far and we just announced it ed why, is they have 500,000 youtube friends. their material each week is downloaded. >> 500,000? i mean -- that's amazing. >> it is amazing, and that's great news for us. we also had a great deal of success during the egypt uprising. we have a network, this country has a network called alhura and they really came into their own during the events in cairo. we had about 25% of the audience there beating many times cnn and some of the other traditional networks. we also found that we could get messages through our television broadcasts to people on the street and tell them what was going on and tell them to go to our website and feed us video, feed us information, give us feedback so we could get that on television. >> how do you counteract the jamming? i know there's technology, but you've figured out ways so these m
: you know what f you find a good one, tell me about him. >> where might i look. >> stephen: jon stewart. (laughter) he's really funny. he's really funny. let me ask you, political writing from a decade without a name this past decade, you mean. >> it's a weird decade which in a way begins with 9/11 and i think ends on the fourth of november 2008 when barack obama was elected president. and i think the very different agenda comes because obama's election comes with a financial and economic crisis. and suddenly that whole narrative which is that we're living through the fourth world war, that world history for the next 20, 30 years will is all going to be about the battle with islamist terrorism t doesn't seem to be quite like that any more. >> stephen: what is the battle? where is the fourth world war? >> i'm not sure. let's hope there isn't the fourth world war but what i do think, i have an account in this book of a very extraordinary meeting with george w bush in the early summer of 2001. don't look like that. >> stephen: hi an extraordinary meeting with him too once. but go ahead. >>
over new hampshire and mitt romney is going to be spending some time there, also, as is jon huntsman. this the day after they finish their fundraising. jon huntsman's campaign said they raised $4 million. you'll see drips and drabs of that. we'll see how much money people have been raising, it might give you a sense of how well their campaigns are going. >> if you're trying to raise 0 money and get votes, you can't take the weekend off. tim farley, morning briefing on sirius xm potis. bill clinton sat down for a one-on-one with our wolf blitzer. >> how worried are you right now about president obama getting re-elected? >> well on today's facts i'll be surprised if he's not re-elected. i think people understand this recession was more severe than the one i had. >> who is the strongest republican candidate out there? >> i can't tell you. >> who do you fear the most? >> i think the president will win. but you know, as you might imagine, as a democrat who is -- i've always thought myself as pro growth, pro business, pro labor democrat, i like you know, i like governor huntsman, i like go
you want to hit on. and then we'll open it up from more conversation. >> thanks, jon. first, i just want to thank martin and tom for the very gracious comment and i think quite helpful insights about the dodd-frank act. so i might just take 2 minutes or 3 minutes to highlight some issues and then we can open it up on -- or jon can lead us through conversation. on martin's comment, i think i agree with an aspect of martin's comments on resolution authority. if there is -- if there is an error in the dodd-frank act on the mix of crisis tools which undoubtedly it will be. it's in the direction martin indicated, in the direction of being overly constraining of treasury and the fed of the crisis. i don't think the error -- often in the public debate people suggest errors is the other direction. i think martin is correct. if we erred in limiting authorities, not in being -- not to insufficiently tough about them. on tom's comments, i do think there's always this debate in the regulatory structure. it's impossible to escape between rules and discretion. it's a debate that's been around for
? >> i don't know how to answer that, jon. i was laughing over at you. i was looking at amy friend who joined us and amy and i had lots of conversations that were about that very topic. and amy was right more than i was about the answers to that question. but they were usually pretty pessimistic answers. so what do you do? i mean, it's like any other constraint. i mean, we live in the world we live in. and not in a different world. and the political system is no different than that. and it's much better to design good policy that works for the world you live in than to design policy that works for a world you don't live in. so i think not just being pig headed is the answer i would give. >> well, there is a moment in history when it's a little hard to be optimistic about policy. everything is so polarized. my colleagues at brookings that congress is more polarized. that is to say the most liberal republican is more conservative than the most conservative democrat so working out agreements in that environment is pretty difficult. to take a slightly more positive turn, i think we do pass
million for the quarter. and speaking of spin another guy to watch is former utah governor jon huntsman, he may be one of the people that the democrats are most worried about, he pulled in $1.4 million since getting into the race not long ago at all. he's personally wealthy, though, at first he claimed he wasn't going to self-finance the race. now we're being told a little less than half of the $4 million came out of his own pocket. seed money they say. the campaigns have until july 15th to actually report those totals to the federal election commission, randi. >> and, joe, if you would, tell us about this guy carter, he now says he's running for president. >> yeah, well, look, this guy thad mccotter is someone we know from washington, d.c.? he's a congressman, he's from the state of michigan, and you may not know his name, but he's had five terms on the hill, so he's known pretty well. he plays the guitar, likes to quote the lyrics of rock 'n' roll bands, is supposed to make an official announcement at the fourth of july festival in his hometown over the weekend, and, yes, randi, he's
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